2017 Museum Calendar of Events
Saturday, September 16th - Nye Family Reunion
The reunion will take place at the Grange Hall on Saturday September 16, 2017 , starting with a coffee social at 9:00 AM and our Annual Business meeting at 10:00,at the conclusion of the meeting we will assemble for a group photo.
A luncheon will take place at the Pilot House restaurant at Sandwich Marina at 1PM. Entrees include a choice of garden salad or clam chowder, traditional lobster boil, chicken piccata, london broil or pasta primavera. Dessert will be cheesecake with fresh berries, freshly brewed coffee, or tea.
The Evening program to be held at the Grange Hall at 7PM will feature Executive Director, John Cullity will present a slide show and talk, on the history the Benjamin Nye Mill site and the Grange Mill restoration.
Saturday October 21st - Autumn Gathering
Open 12-4pm. Tour the homestead guided by docents in period clothing. Fireplaces will be in use with hearth cooking, wool spinning and butter making will be fun for the children to see. The Grange Hall will feature our genealogist who can answer many of your questions and there will be an Artisan Craft Fair as well. Free Admission
Historic Talks at The Grange Hall
This is the name of the series of monthly programs being presented by the Nye Family Association, and hosted by Association Executive Director and historian John Nye Cullity.
Mr. Cullity will speak on the several mill buildings which existed at the site from 1669 to 1914, powered by the spring-fed waters of Nye Pond. He will also describe the Nye Family Association’s current restoration of the Grange Mill, which was moved from Centerville in 1889.
There is no admission fee, but donations towards restoration of the Grange mill will be gratefully accepted.
The Nye Family Association will present another in its series of History Talks at the Grange Hall on Sunday, March 19th at 2pm. Our speaker will be David Wheelock of Sandwich with an illustrated talk entitled “The Structural Evolution of a Colonial House”. Dave is well known as the caretaker of the Wing Fort House at Spring Hill, which figures centrally in his theme, but he is also an experienced archaeologist, historian, and restoration carpenter. He will draw on all of these disciplines as he explains his topic.
There is no admission fee, though donations will be gratefully accepted.